Eight fire departments battle blaze at home of Levant firefighters

Levant Fire Department Chaplin Kassandra Vincent walks around the burned-out shell of her former home on Wing Road in Levant on Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, wearing donated clothes. Vincent was on her way Sunday to comfort a woman who recently lost her husband when she heard her house number called on the scanner, " I went numb" she said. &quotThe only thing I have right now is prayers and faith to get me through." The State Fire Marshal's Office was on scene early Monday.
Kevin Bennett | BDN
Levant Fire Department Chaplin Kassandra Vincent walks around the burned-out shell of her former home on Wing Road in Levant on Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, wearing donated clothes. Vincent was on her way Sunday to comfort a woman who recently lost her husband when she heard her house number called on the scanner, " I went numb" she said. "The only thing I have right now is prayers and faith to get me through." The State Fire Marshal's Office was on scene early Monday.
By Nick McCrea, BDN Staff
Posted Jan. 29, 2012, at 6:55 p.m.

LEVANT, Maine — Firefighters continued to battle a blaze Sunday evening in Levant at the home of a family that includes two local firefighters and a chaplain, according to a former Levant firefighter who answered the phone at the fire station.

The call went out around 3 p.m. Sunday after a fire broke out at 197 Wing Road, according to a Penobscot County dispatcher.

A father, who is a firefighter in town; his wife, who is a chaplain; and their son, who also is a firefighter, live at the home, according to former Levant firefighter and family friend Mike Watson.

“They’ve probably lost about everything,” Watson said. He said none of the family members was hurt.

Firefighters from eight area communities arrived at the scene, according to the dispatcher.

They were still at the home at 6 p.m. Sunday, according to Watson.

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